Okay, so that part of Oscar Wilde's famous phrase which people quote is only half of what he says. He goes on a bit longer than that and it's actually a put down. The full line is 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness." But given that this is Tom Hanks who is doing the impersonating, I think we can accept it here and just go with the "known part" of the quote.
It turns out that when Tom Hanks tells stories on talk shows, he likes to dive into character and bring the tales to life. (Not all of these are celebrity impersonations, and some aren’t even impersonations, but he certainly does go all-in all the time. As he does here, for 17 minutes.) I was hoping this collection would include his joyful impersonation of Ron Howard, who he has worked with a lot – and, oh, yes, it does!
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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